WW yarn and 6 MM hook
If you want to use a smaller hook just do more increase rows to get the size you want. My hat is about 7 inches in diameter. This pattern is a general “how to” so more stitches will not affect the overall effect.
Special stitch: Spike dc… done one row below
See illustration here:
Join all rounds until otherwise directed.
Row 1: ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook join in 4th ch. (12 dc)
Row 2: 2 dc in every dc. (24 dc)
Row 3: *2dc in 1, dc in next* rep to end. (36 dc)
Row 4: *dc in 2, 2 dc in next* rep to end (48 dc)
Row 5: * dc in 4 , 2dc in next* rep to end (58 dc) This will not work out evenly but the stitch count is correct.
Row 6: * dc in 1, Spike dc in row below* repeat to end. (29 dc, 29 Spike dc. Please note that you can skip the fancy stitches and just work evenly in dc if you prefer.
Row 7: dc evenly around. (58 dc)
Rows 8-11: hdc evenly around. Break off and tidy ends.
Mark out 15 stitches at the ‘front’ of your cap for the brim. You could do the brim with 2 strands to make it firmer. I think I would do so next time I try this. For the brim you will be working back and forth – no more joining. J
Attach yarn in first of selected sts…
B/row 1: 2 FPhdc in 1, FPhdc in 3, FPsc in 7, FPhdc in 3, 2FPhdc in last. (17 sts)
B/row 2: hdc in 4, sc in 9, hdc in 4.
B/row 3: sc evenly across
B/row 4-5: sc in 1st sc dec, sc to last 3 sts, sc dec, sc in last.
Work a row of single crochet down the side of brim rows, around hat and up and across the rest of the brim stitches. Break off and tidy all ends.
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Edited by darski, 17 September 2010 - 12:18 AM.